CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to nuplastikk: pours a mostly transparent dark mahogany with a thin beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Starts with pretty good fullness and some dark malty sweetness with good balance of pumpkin pie spice before a drier, slightly bready finish. Pretty well-balanced and drinkable. Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle at home courtesy of elkhunter36. Fucken A, bro - Thanks! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Big spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, light roast, and cocoa in the aroma. Taste is again big spice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, cinnamon sticks, caramel, chocolate, dweet potatoes, and dirt with a spicy bite on the back-end. Thin mouthfeel with high carbonation. Could definitely benefit from more body and heavier malt notes, but not a terrible beer. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear ruby brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, dark roasted malt, mild chocolate, ginger and spice cookie. Thinner bodied brew isn’t as flavorful as the aroma would suggest. Light chocolate, spices and some roasted malt. Easily one of their better beers. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, deep garnety-brown with a short, uniform tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly-roasted vanilla, chocolate, and pumpkin meat with accents of nutmeg and cinnamon.. very good components, but it came across too sweet. The flavor found pumpkin meat, sweet potato, and cocoa sweetness at the core, with cocoa bitterness, nutmeg, and tangy, harder-to-identify spices around.. the body really dropped off on the tangy, grainy finish. Light-medium bodied and more tangy than I wanted on the palate.. I wanted to like this more than I did.MaltOne (416) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Poured deep brown with a well-retained smoked beige head. The aroma picked up roasty, sweet chocolates paired with sweet potato and pumpkin.. nutmeg and clove accents.. smelled good. The flavor found toasty black malts, chocolate, and vanilla at the core, with pumpkin meat, nutmeg, and cloves around.. sweet overall, but well-balanced and tasty. Light-medium bodied, sweet, and a bit grainy on the palate.. very drinkable.
On Tap, I ordered it because the alternatives didn’t sound that interesting. It was surprisingly good. Pour was dark with a modest and brief head. Aromas of chocolate and licorice. Flavors of licorice, ginger snaps, choolate, roasted malts. Medium body with nice linger flavors. Overall a nice suprise. Had I known it was made with pumkin and sweet potato, I might have passed on it - glad I didn’t find out until after I’d tried it.
timmy4 (27) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Better than most pumpkin ales, which are very weiss-like, this beer has a more balanced flavor. The sweet potato and pumpkin are more subtle than other pumpkin ales. I am no hurry to buy more of this beer, but I will likely try it again next fall Frank (4265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
This pours a nice, deep garnet brown w/ a relatively short lasting head of mixed bubbles. The nose has a good strong roasted component but is definitely on the lighter side of roastiness for a porter. It’s got an undercurrent of sweet cinnamon spices but really this is a porter at heart, at least as far as the nose goes. Once you taste it, the spices really brighten and become more of a centerpiece. There’s some sweetness but just enough to bring out the spice so it doesn’t cloy and so everything comes together quite nicely. Really a spice beer done right. Spices are very present but never overpower the beer. dekester1 (373) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Poured a very dark, nearly black color with a thin beige/tan head with minimal lacing. Aroma included roasted malts with a light fruity twinge with fall leaves in there too. Taste was complex - roasted malts, sweet potato and pumpkin/spices with a mild hop finish. Palate was fairly decent. Overall, a nice complex tasting fall/winter seasonal brew. A nice sampler for in front toasty fire on a cold night. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle.nuplastikk (6633) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Aroma: pumpkin pie spices, slight chocolate, roasted malts, sweet squash
Appearance: dark brown with a thin tan head
Taste: chocolate with pumpkin pie spicing, slight pumpkin/squash meat
Palate: creamy, full bodied
Overall: a very nice holiday spiced porter, very enjoyable
12oz bottle. Deep opaque brown-black with a big beige head. Smooth pumpkin pie aroma. More pumpkin than porter, this is heavily spiced. Fresh, no off flavors to speak of. Rich and sugary, but most of the malt flavors are really covered up by the pumpkin pie spices. A decent enough offering, but not as good as a lot of other dark pumpkin beers I’ve had.